AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities
Section: 008 US and Mexico-200 year history
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Course description: Recent articles in periodicals from The Economist to The New York Times have described present-day struggles between the United States and Mexico in the words of the nineteenth-century Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, who famously lamented, “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” As these journalists suggest, the shared struggles that the United States and Mexico face today grow out of a much deeper history, which has included moments of contention, but also of friendship and interdependence. This course will explore the two-century relationship between the United States and Mexico, focusing especially on: 1) each country's movement for independence, 2) the U.S.-Mexican War (1846), 3) the Mexican Revolution (1910), and 4) twentieth-century developments in migration, security, and trade. We will focus primarily on political and diplomatic issues, but we will also read and discuss how politics intersected with popular culture and the lives of ordinary people.

Course Requirements:

In-class quizzes, two short (4-6 page) papers, final exam

Intended Audience:

This is an upper-level history course open to majors and non-majors. Strong reading and writing skills will be helpful.

Class Format:

Combination of lecture and discussion

AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities
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31397
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32741
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32987
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33606
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33830
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